Your Millington nose job may have several components, including correcting your deviated septum, removing the bump on your nose, refining your nasal tip, making your nose less wide with a nasal in-fracture, making your nasal tip profile less prominent, or making the nostrils of your nose flare out less. What kind of pain would you expect from all or some of these procedures?
The most pain you will feel is from any potential bony work, specifically if the bony part of your nose needs to be made more narrow. If your nose job requires your plastic surgeon to break your nose, and then make it more narrow, then this will hurt the most. Even though your nasal bones are very thin, breaking your nasal bones will probably cause bruising under your eyelid areas and around your cheeks, as well as significant pain right after your rhinoplasty surgery.
Cost of Rhinoplasty
Like many other cosmetic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure. It may be performed to reshape the tip of the nose or simply alter the angle between the nose and the upper lips. The procedure also takes into account other facial features to ensure that it does not result in any unforeseen complications especially in terms of proportionality. The modifications may be done on the cartilage, skin, bone or all the three features.
Types of Rhinoplasty
There are two major types of rhinoplasty that may be performed namely closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty.
· Closed Rhinoplasty - Here, the surgeon will make an incision in the nostrils. While at it, he may opt to remove bones and cartilages found in the nose where necessary. This type of rhinoplasty does not present the risk of scarring. An artificial implant may be performed to ensure the nose assumes the desired shape as per your needs.
· Open Rhinoplasty - This is where surgery is performed but does not affect the bones and cartilages in the nose. In fact, this type of rhinoplasty pays attention to the safety of the nose's inner parts. Thus an incision is made across columella, the thin lining tissues separating the nostrils. The tip of the skin can then be carefully removed before surgery is performed. In open rhinoplasty, a scar will remain on the underside of your nose.
Rhinoplasty Risk Factors
There are a number of risks associated with rhinoplasty. These risks include getting an infection in the nose, injury to the columella, appearance of tiny red spots on the skin and bleeding. A majority of people may have bruises or swelling that take time to fade on the nose.
The road to recovery after rhinoplasty begins soon after surgery but takes a long time. While the bandaging and splint on the nose may be removed a week after surgery, you may continue to feel puffy. This may fade after a couple of weeks. Cold presses are often recommended in order to reduce pain and the swelling. Overall, the recovery window for rhinoplasty may last several weeks to months. The duration is dependent on the type of surgery performed. You will do well to consider getting a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon for best results. In summary, rhinoplasty is a great way of boosting your confidence by improving your looks without interfering with you way and quality of life.
In summary, rhinoplasty is a great way of boosting your confidence by improving your looks without interfering with you way and quality of life.
Recovering From Rhinoplasty Surgery
If you're planning on rhinoplasty you should know that the total cost of your rhinoplasty will be made up of several factors. The largest costs will be the doctor's fee and the facilities charges, but you will also be charged for support staff, anesthesia and equipment and supplies. The charges make up the total cost of your rhinoplasty. Typically a rhinoplasty that is done in the plastic surgeon's office will be cheaper than one performed in a hospital.
Anesthesia can also be a significant cost, especially if your rhinoplasty requires you to be kept asleep for a long period of time. Not just the cost of the anesthesia, but also the fees for the anesthesiologist, the support staff and the facilities fees will be higher the longer you are kept asleep for your surgery. If you are able to have the surgery with just local anesthesia your costs will be much lower.
All of these costs together affect the total cost of rhinoplasty surgery. Your plastic surgeon should take the time to explain all of this prior to your surgery and make sure that you understand the total costs involved. Across the U.S. the average cost of rhinoplasty is $700. Depending on what area of the country the surgery is performed in your costs can be higher or lower. Rhinoplasty surgery is typically higher because of the higher costs in California and also because of the experience of the surgeons. Once again, your plastic surgeon will be able to give you a complete breakdown and explanation of the costs involved with your rhinoplasty.
Some rhinoplasty surgeons will quote you a single package price that includes everything. If you're comfortable with that fine, but if you want to know the breakdown of costs the plastic surgeon should be able to provide you with them. Just make sure you're comfortable either way.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons defines the cost of rhinoplasty surgery as any nasal surgery performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. This can include anything from the removal of a small imperfection like a bump up to complete reconstruction of the nose and nasal passageways. As you might expect, the more complex the surgery, the higher the costs. Costs also increase based on location and the traiing and experience of the surgeon. As I said earlier, plastic surgeons are at the higher end of the costs scale.
Be careful with package quotes as some plastic surgeons will try to hide some of the costs involved in the rhinoplasty so they can bill an insurance company. Insurance companies do not cover cosmetic rhinoplasty, but they will cover costs for rhinoplasty done to correct a medical problem such as deviated septums. Be aware if your doctor is planning on billing your insurance for your rhinoplasty and if you don't want to be involved with this practice let your cosmetic surgeon know.
While some view the cost of rhinoplasty to be high, many others feel the cost is easily justified by their improved appearance. Cosmetic surgeons are highly trained and experienced and you're sure to have a great result when choosing one of them. Make sure you know your doctor and know the costs of rhinoplasty and you're sure to have a great experience and love your new nose.